The traditional workforce model of full-time and part-time employees no longer works for many organizations. In today's global economy, you need a variety of different strategies. Alternative Workforce Strategies not only presents alternatives to the traditional model of hiring permanent workers, but also real-life situations in which they have worked. See how real-life businesses are covering peak periods, using seasonal workers, contracting out warehouses, outsourcing data processing and off-shoring call centers. There is no better guide available to helping you meet the challenge of identifying the best employment strategy for your organization. This book is part of the HR Skills Series designed to help managers plan for and manage changes in such areas as consumer demand, workforce turnover, production and performance standards.